Previously, Mac and Linux owners could stream programmes, but were unable to download and watch them whenever they fancied. The new software, developed on the Adobe Air platform, now means iPlayer works on every computer going.
Initially, punters will be able to get hold of iPlayer Desktoponly if they're iPlayer Labs users, before being rolled out to everyone in early 2009. At least now we know that the Beeb's not just shackled to Windows.
The news comes just weeks after the BBC showed off their new mobile site and announced plans to bring their VOD service to a string of PMPs.
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